Report: Ferguson chief urged Wilson's resignation

Said he had information suggesting that if Wilson didn't, "there were going to be acts taken against" the department or its members


Associated Press

FERGUSON, Mo. — Former Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson's lawyer says Wilson resigned after his police chief said he had information suggesting that if Wilson didn't, "there were going to be acts taken against" the department or its members.

Neil Bruntrager said on "Fox News Sunday" that Wilson submitted his resignation after Ferguson police Chief Tom Jackson told this on Saturday.

Bruntrager didn't say whether Jackson specified what kind of action the department or its members might face. Jackson didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

A grand jury decided Monday not to indict Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, setting off days of sometimes violent protests.

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating possible civil rights violations in Brown's killing and launched a broad investigation into the Ferguson Police Department.

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